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Video reveals what cigarettes really do to your heart

Through this Strategy and the new Tobacco and Vaping Products Act , we can help people who use tobacco to stop and we can discourage others from starting. There are several factors that have led to the decrease in the number of cigarette smokers . Most smokers are aware of the health risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting.

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New Zealand plans to slaughter 100,000 cows to eliminate Mycoplasma

Found in Europe and the USA, the bacteria can cause cows to develop mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and other diseases. Since its July discovery, the bacteria was deemed "active" on 37 different properties and 26,000 cows have already been killed, the Guardian reported.

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Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero

Amid the outbreak of Nipah virus in the state, the Kerala government has asked travellers to avoid visiting four northern districts of the state - Kozhikode , Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. "They have been directed to send blood samples of such patients to Pune laboratory without delay", he added. According to CDC, avoiding exposure to sick bats and pigs in areas where the infection is already prevalent and not drinking raw date palm sap may be the initial precautions.

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Sleeping in on weekends could save your life

Researchers say you shouldn't feel guilty about catching up on your Z's. The scientists discovered that people who slept five hours or fewer during the week, but got over eight hours of rest on the weekends , did not have any increase in their mortality rate.

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Ebola patients escape from treatment in Congo, raising fears virus could spread

The current outbreak is caused by the Zaire ebolavirus, which has the highest mortality rate , ranging from 60% to 90%, according to WHO. The port city boasts a population of more than one million. World Health Organization is using a "ring vaccination" approach, targeting the contacts of people infected or suspected of infection and then the contacts of those people.

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FDA Warns of Benzocaine Teething Products As A Serious Safety Risk

Consumer-health companies must stop selling products such as Baby Orajel to parents with teething infants, USA health regulators said, given the risk of developing a potentially deadly condition that reduces oxygen levels in the blood.